If you haven’t heard yet, it looks like our valiant efforts have paid off – Chuggaaconroy is back on YouTube, unsuspended, with all of his videos returned. To clarify his situation, and make his first (and last) statement on the matter, he’s put up a Black Screen Update video.

How did this happen? Chuggaa went about his predicament the right way; by submitting counter-claims to the vandals that took down his account with false claims, he was able to negate the effects of their claims. YouTube requires a legal response to counter-claims within 14 days. If the party that made the original claim does not respond, the claims are invalidated and YouTube begins investigating the cause of the false claims. More likely than not, the IP addresses of the vandals have been added to a watch list, or suspended from YouTube.

Luckily, Chuggaa utilized his downtime to improve upon some of his already-existing Let’s Play guides, and YouTube is taking action to revise their claims system – slow action (very slow action), but action nonetheless.

More likely than not, the people who took down Chuggaa, NintendoCapriSun and more are still out there, doing the same thing to other accounts. Until the time comes when YouTube truly revises it’s DMCA claim system, we urge everyone to do their part to spread the word about these issues when they arise. If one of your favorite YouTubers gets suspended for false claims, get YouTube’s attention!

But for now, we’re glad that Chuggaaconroy is back – and that others who have been suspended are back or in the process of having their accounts reactivated.

Chuggaaconroy is the creator of our visual walkthrough for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, as well as various other Let’s Play guides. If you’re stuck on The Wind Waker, we suggest you check it out!
  • ZoraMikau

    Great! Looks like this is good for Zu, in a roundabout way. I wonder who the next people are who are going to be banned by the people. :/

  • Elijah

    It's great he's back, YouTube needs to really change their methods.

    • Ted

      well it would take forever for youtube to check all the claims to see if they are false or not doing it manually. so i dont think they can

      • Terminian Weirdo

        It's the only just thing to do.

  • Mudbud333

    GOOD! Those youtubers will payfor banning him!

  • Chugga's back, everybody dancing the victory dance from Final Fantasy, and the hackers/vandals are now deemed SMALLTIME! Anyways, welcome back chugga. I only filed the void with Power rangers…weird.

  • LoZisSo69

    I srsly wanna punch those vandals >_>

  • Seriously, do these vandals have no life at all? Nothing better to do than get people banned from YouTube? I mean, how pathetic can you be?

  • Matt


  • Yeah, Chuggaa! Welcome back! (I hear that train a-comin'; it's comin' 'round the bend; I haven't viewed Chuggaa since, I don't know when…) XD

  • ThatOneGuy

    His account is back, but when I went to check his channel today, it said that he has no videos uploaded, what happened?

  • TechTrekker

    Great, now all of his videos have been removed, including The Wind Waker. Looks like you need to remove the visual walkthough or do your own version.

    • Terminian Weirdo

      They're up again.

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